Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Science MIEG CUHK

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Information Engineering (MIEG)


This is an interdisciplinary programme jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science, with Department of Information Engineering and Department of Mathematics being responsible for the management and actual running of it. The programme is designed to equip students with solid fundamental knowledge on both mathematics and engineering, providing good prerequisites for further studies at the graduate school level or pursuing independent research or careers in various sectors.

Mission Statement

To nurture and educate mathematically–trained engineers and researchers for the information world of today and tomorrow.

Programme Features

This programme places strong emphasis on research and encourages independent studies under the supervision of professors from both departments. Students who excel in their studies will have opportunities to take up research work at their later years of study. A first-year student in this programme follows the general Engineering study scheme or the MIEG option of the "Enrichment" study scheme under the Mathematics Department.

Programme Objectives

  1. The graduates will have had solid mathematical and engineering knowledge for further studies at the graduate school level or performing independent research works in the engineering, industry or economic sectors.
  2. The graduates will have excelled in professional positions in organizations that research, design, develop, deploy, or employ information systems/networks/services.
  3. The graduates will have acquired the ability to continue their personal development through professional studies and life-long learning, and some are able to pursue and excel in graduate schools worldwide.

Programme Outcomes

Programme outcomes define the graduate capabilities needed to achieve the programme objectives stated above. The programme learning outcomes are defined to include all elements of the HKIE required outcomes. The following lists the 7 learning outcomes of the programme, and the HKIE outcomes (in parentheses) they encapsulate.

  1. Foundations: Students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics, science, and engineering and be able to apply them to the research, design, analysis, and implementation of engineering systems. (HKIE Outcomes: a,c,e)
  2. Breadth: Students will have gained exposures to and understand the impact of other science and engineering areas as well as non-engineering areas such as social, economic, environmental, health and safety issues. (HKIE Outcomes c, d, h, i)
  3. Depth: Students will have possessed sound knowledge in mathematical analysis, linear algebra, communications and networking, and software development. (HKIE outcomes a,c,e,k,l)
  4. Curiosity: Students will have possessed the ability to appreciate the value of and develop the ability to lifelong learning. (HKIE Outcomes a, b, j)
  5. Creativity: Students will have developed problem-solving skills and the ability to innovate new engineering solutions. (HKIE Outcomes a, c, e)
  6. Integrity: Students will have gained an understanding of the importance of professional, social, and ethical responsibilities in engineering practice. (HKIE Outcomes d, f)
  7. Communication Skills: Students will have developed the skills to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. (HKIE Outcomes b, d, g)


HKIE Required Outcomes

The Programme outcomes that describe what students are expected to know and to do by the time of graduation.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering appropriate to the degree discipline
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  6. an ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. an ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context, especially the importance of health, safety and environmental considerations to both workers and the general public
  9. an ability to stay abreast of contemporary issues
  10. an ability to recognise the need for, and to engage in life-long learning
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice appropriate to the degree discipline
  12. an ability to use the computer/IT tools relevant to the discipline along with an understanding of their processes and limitations

The above HKIE Outcomes refer to the Graduate Attributes defined by HKIE for accredited engineering programmes, which are internationally recognized through the Washington Accord. Please refer to the HKIE website: http://www.hkie.org.hk/eng/homepage.asp for more details.